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Rusal’s Deripaska Scrambles to Soften Russia Sanctions Blow

Rusal’s Deripaska Scrambles to Soften Russia Sanctions Blow

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In December, as news reports emerged about potential new U.S. sanctions against Russia, aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska instructed advisers to draw up contingency plans, according to people close to the businessman and his firms. Senior executives, lawyers and aides working for the Russian tycoon met almost weekly to develop a game plan for different sanctions…
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Russia Is Eyeing Up Saudi Wheat Market Dominated by EU Supplies

Russia Is Eyeing Up Saudi Wheat Market Dominated by EU Supplies

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Pixabay (Bloomberg) — Moscow is lobbying Saudi Arabia to open its rapidly growing market to Russian wheat, giving it another destination to offload a record harvest and compete with supplies from the European Union. Russian wheat has largely been barred from entering the kingdom for the past decade due to strict bug-damage rules, but the two…
Russians Seek Out Greek Properties for Bargains, Visas

Russians Seek Out Greek Properties for Bargains, Visas

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(Bloomberg) — George Kachmazov, a Russian realtor, is buying up property in Athens. The Moscow-based chief executive officer of real-estate platform Tranio.com has bought a building in the Greek capital and is in the process of acquiring five others with a view to selling apartments to international investors.  For Kachmazov, the sales pitch is clear:…
Russia’s Top 4 Business Risks in 2018 (Op-ed)

Russia’s Top 4 Business Risks in 2018 (Op-ed)

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Sanctions, infighting between the elite and popular protests could all make Russia a more difficult place for foreign business next year Pixabay / MT Hopes were high a year ago that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump would reverse deteriorating ties between Moscow and Washington. European leaders would follow suit, analysts and politicians in Moscow hoped, and…